The Growing Spine

Management of Spinal Disorders in Young Children

  • Behrooz A. Akbarnia
  • Muharrem Yazici
  • George H. Thompson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Shay Bess, Breton Line
      Pages 3-13
    3. Kenneth M. C. Cheung, Michael To, Daniel W. H. Ho, You-Qiang Song
      Pages 15-30
    4. Brian Snyder, Robert M. Campbell, Tricia St. Hilaire
      Pages 31-45
    5. Alain Dimeglio, Federico Canavese, François Bonnel
      Pages 47-82
    6. Gregory J. Redding
      Pages 83-93
    7. Richard M. Schwend, Behrooz A. Akbarnia, John Schmidt, Laurel C. Blakemore, Julie L. Reigrut
      Pages 95-110
  3. Patient Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Michael G. Vitale, Evan Trupia
      Pages 113-121
    3. John T. Smith, Peter O. Newton, Christine L. Farnsworth, Kevin Parvaresh
      Pages 139-147
  4. Spinal Deformities in the Growing Child

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Laurel C. Blakemore, Behrooz A. Akbarnia
      Pages 151-166
    3. Muharrem Yazici, Guney Yilmaz, Noriaki Kawakami
      Pages 167-189
    4. Suken A. Shah, Leok-Lim Lau
      Pages 191-210
    5. Burt Yaszay, Brian P. Scannell
      Pages 211-227
    6. Lawrence I. Karlin
      Pages 229-247
    7. Nejat Akalan, Luke Macyszyn, Steven Hwang, Amer F. Samdani
      Pages 249-263
    8. Viral V. Jain, Marios G. Lykissas, Alvin H. Crawford
      Pages 265-291
    9. Jarred Bressner, Ehsan Jazini, Paul D. Sponseller
      Pages 293-306
    10. Ehsan Jazini, Jarred Bressner, Paul D. Sponseller
      Pages 307-315
    11. James O. Sanders
      Pages 317-333
    12. Leok-Lim Lau, William Mackenzie
      Pages 335-358
    13. Emmanouil Grigoriou, John P. Dormans
      Pages 359-381
    14. R. Justin Mistovich, Keith Baldwin
      Pages 383-394
    15. Ron El-Hawary, Luke Gauthier, Acke Ohlin
      Pages 395-413
    16. Dietrich Schlenzka
      Pages 415-448
    17. R. Emre Acaroglu, Halil Gokhan Demirkiran, Riccardo Ghermandi, Stefano Boriani
      Pages 449-472
    18. Ahmet Alanay, Caglar Yilgor
      Pages 473-481
    19. S. Rajasekaran, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty
      Pages 483-506
  5. Management of Spinal Deformity in the Growing Child: Non-surgical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 507-507
    2. Michael P. Glotzbecker, John B. Emans, M. Timothy Hresko
      Pages 509-527
    3. James O. Sanders
      Pages 529-536
    4. Charles E. Johnston
      Pages 537-551
  6. Management of Spinal Deformity in the Growing Child: Traditional Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 553-553
    2. G. Bollini, P. L. Docquier, Jean-Luc Jouve
      Pages 555-569
    3. Tamás Fülöp Fekete, Daniel Haschtmann, Dezső Jeszenszky
      Pages 571-581
    4. Dezső Jeszenszky, Daniel Haschtmann, Tamás Fülöp Fekete
      Pages 583-595
    5. Jozef Murar, John F. Sarwark
      Pages 597-607
    6. Matthew E. Cunningham, Oheneba Boachie-Adjei
      Pages 609-621
    7. Lawrence G. Lenke
      Pages 623-638
    8. Francisco J. Sanchez Pérez-Grueso
      Pages 639-642
  7. Management of Spinal Deformity in the Growing Child: Growth Friendly Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 643-643
    2. George H. Thompson, Behrooz A. Akbarnia
      Pages 645-668
    3. Robert M. Campbell
      Pages 669-690
    4. Muharrem Yazici, Ozgur Dede
      Pages 691-700
    5. Richard E. McCarthy, Scott J. Luhmann
      Pages 701-711
    6. Jean A. Ouellet, Catherine E. Ferland, Hossein Mehdian
      Pages 713-729
    7. Patrick J. Cahill, Justin Iorio, Amer F. Samdani, Joshua M. Pahys, Randal R. Betz
      Pages 731-749

About this book


The second edition of The Growing Spine has been extensively revised to cover recent advances in knowledge and management, as documented in the significant body of literature published since the first edition. The book will serve as a comprehensive, one-stop reference for specialists and health professionals who care for young children with spinal deformities. In addition, it will effectively help to standardize the care of these patients.


While important progress has been achieved in the field of spinal disorders in very young children over the past two decades, the treatment of such conditions remains challenging owing to the age of the patients, the varying etiologies, and the progressive nature of the deformities. There also may be associated issues such as congenital anomalies, respiratory insufficiency, and neurologic problems. Depending on the etiology of the deformity, these children are often cared for by multiple specialists including pediatricians, pediatric orthopaedists or orthopaedic spine surgeons, neurologists, pediatric surgeons, pediatric neurosurgeons, oncologists, and pulmonologists.


The multidisciplinary nature of care is reflected in The Growing Spine, which will be of value for all involved practitioners rather than just orthopaedic specialists. It will also be an ideal reference for nurses, physical therapists, and healthcare professionals in training, who are usually unfamiliar with spinal deformities in children.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Behrooz A. Akbarnia
    • 1
  • Muharrem Yazici
    • 2
  • George H. Thompson
    • 3
  1. 1.San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders Medical Group, Inc.La JollaUSA
  2. 2.Hacettepe University Dept. Orthopedics & TraumatologySihhiye, AnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Rainbow Babies & Children's HospitalClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48283-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48284-1
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